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How to Relocate to Alaska

May 14th, 2012 - 3:53 PM
Moving to the Last Frontier? Any move seems overwhelming, much less moving thousands of miles away to the frosty state. After helping with thousands of relocations from the contiguous United States to Alaska, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure your move goes smooth.

Looking for an auto shipper?

By Derek
May 11th, 2012 - 8:16 AM

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a post that readers have found helpful in the past. Since many people who are in the process of moving their household goods also need to ship their vehicle, posts about auto shipping are often very popular. If that’s you, today’s flashback – Looking for an Auto Shipper – should be very helpful. Happy Friday!

How to Pack for College: a College Packing List

May 10th, 2012 - 2:30 PM

How to Pack for College:  a College Packing List
On average, dorm rooms are around 12’ x 19’.  Split that space by two people and you don’t have much room for extra stuff. In most cases that means leaving things behind, and if you’re like me, choosing between the things you’ll bring with you and the things you’ll keep at home isn’t easy.  

It's Military Appreciation Month Photo Contest Time!

May 8th, 2012 - 9:11 AM

We mentioned a fun Military Appreciation-related contest coming up soon, and the time has arrived! Yesterday we launched the Military Appreciation Photo Contest on U-Pack’s Facebook page!

Just submit a snapshot of yourself with your favorite military service member (in uniform), and once it’s approved, Facebookers can vote on the pic they like best. The photo with the most “likes,” when May 31st at 12:00 PM rolls around, wins. So get all of your friends and family to vote!

DITY Move

May 4th, 2012 - 10:50 AM

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at posts that readers have found helpful in the past. Since we're celebrating Military Appreciation Month in May, we’ll be spending a lot of time on all things military related throughout the month. Today’s post – DITY Move – is one from way back (it was first posted in 2008). We've made a few updates to make the information current, and I think you'll find it very helpful, especially if you're planning a DITY move soon. Happy Friday!     

May is Military Appreciation Month!

May 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Fourteen years ago, Congress designated May as the month for Americans to recognize and honor all of the men and women who have so bravely served our country – past, present and future. And that honor is certainly deserved.

Here at U-Pack, we want to raise awareness about the month and recognize service members, veterans and their families. Thank you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your commitment – it does not go unnoticed.

U-Pack Portable Storage

April 30th, 2012 - 10:01 AM

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means? People are moving! Beginning in May, and moving into September, you’ll see more moving trucks in people’s driveways, at storage facilities, and on the interstates than you will any other time of the year. These are, by far, the most popular months of the year for moving. But they’re also popular for something else – storage – more specifically, portable storage.

Boxes and Moving Supplies

April 27th, 2012 - 8:18 AM

 It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a post that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is all about boxes and moving supplies. They’re something everyone who’s moving needs, so it was an obvious choice! Happy Friday!

Thank You, U-Pack Customers

April 24th, 2012 - 4:52 PM

Today we thank each customer who has helped us reach this very cool milestone. We know you have several choices when it comes to moving, and we’re honored you chose U-Pack! We’re committed to providing a level of customer service that’s unmatched in the industry.

Cheap Moving Companies

April 20th, 2012 - 8:14 AM

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a post that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is for all of those folks looking for ways to move on a budget. It’s all about cheap moving companies. Happy Friday!

Don’t we wish that all moving companies were cheap moving companies – especially in this economy? I think yes. But, here’s the big question: Is cheaper always better? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.

Sometimes when it comes to cheap moving companies, you get what you pay for.

Moving to another city without a job: Where should I start?

By Jeremy
April 19th, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Have you found yourself moving to another city without a job, and now you’re wondering “Where should I start?” In today’s tough economy, personal initiative is more important than ever. It’s not unusual to have hundreds of applications per any available job; so your job is to convince the hiring company that you’re the perfect candidate for the position.

Helpful tips for moving to another city without a job:

What To Do When Moving To A New City

April 17th, 2012 - 9:44 AM

What are your reasons for moving to a new city – brand new job, a job transfer, getting closer to family, getting married, restarting your life? Whatever has you moving, the first order of business is to get a plan.

I know; we’re always talking about plans around here. But experience tells us that when it comes to something as big as a move to a new city, knowing the how, when, and where of what’s going to happen is a huge game-changer.

Step 1
Start researching moving companies.

What is the Cheapest Moving Option?

April 16th, 2012 - 9:48 AM

I wish there was a simple answer to that question. Though it leans toward being as complicated the age-old “What is the meaning of life?” question. But here’s what I can tell you (with confidence): the best place to start is by getting moving quotes. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Before you can figure out which service is most affordable, you’ll need to have prices to compare. Just make sure to start early; I recommend at least 30-60 days in advance. That gives you plenty of time to research, weigh the pros and cons of each mover and make sure you’re getting all of the services you need (while still staying within your budget).

Moving to Hawaii - Storage

By Derek
April 13th, 2012 - 1:17 PM

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a blog post that has been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback relates to a place almost everyone would love to move to (or at least visit) – beautiful Hawaii. Keep reading to get information about how U-Pack storage works when you’re moving to Hawaii. Happy Friday!

If you’re moving to Hawaii, but you don’t have a place to live yet, no worries! U-Pack can provide affordable storage solutions.

Moving and Stress: How to Combat It

April 11th, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Relax! You’re just moving . . . ha ha... easy for me to say. I moved four years ago and am almost back to normal. Moving can be a very stressful time. They say it is one of the most stressful things you go through during your life. So how do you get through it without losing it and maybe even with a little grace too? Here are a few things to try to help combat the proverbial moving and stress problem.